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6LM-YY4Beryl (Var: Red Beryl)

Ruby Violet claims, Beaver Co., Utah, USA

Dimensions: 2.4 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm

A gemmy, doubly-terminated crystal of excellent color and form. Measures 2.4 x 1 x 1 cm. Houran Collection.
Copyright: © Lavinsky & Houran      Photo ID: 266870     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 861   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 474 x 800 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

G8L-AMWJeremejevite

Multiple photos available
Ameib Farm 60, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 0.45 cm x 0.4 cm

An undamaged and intense blue, single gem crystal measuring 3.5 x .45 x .4 cm. Houran Collection.
Copyright: © Houran Collection      Photo ID: 266868     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 455   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 679 x 925 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

P98-3VAForsterite (Var: Peridot)

St John's Island, Red Sea, Egypt

This is a sharp, lustrous crystal of gemmy olivine (peridot) from the Ernie Schlichter Collection (2 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm).
Copyright: © Trinity Minerals and Houran      Photo ID: 253132     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 4397   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 250 x 308 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

HRF-T8VDiopside

Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania

A light but vibrant green, extremely lustrous and substantially gemmy twinned crystal from the recent finds. It is undamaged and measures approximately 3.4 x 1.4 cm. Houran Collection.
Copyright: © Houran Collection      Photo ID: 230804     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 664   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1200 x 1680 pixels (2.0 Mpix)

6NH-EM3Elbaite

Multiple photos available
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 2.5 cm x 1.1 cm x 1 cm

Two gem-quality, pink and doubly-terminated prismatic crystals of elbaite are forming a matrix-less cluster with minor purple crystallized lepidolite. No damage and measures 2.5 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm. Ex- Ralph Clark. Houran Collection.
Copyright: © Weinrich and Houran      Photo ID: 222700     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 393   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 196 x 325 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

8PD-CCGElbaite

Pará, Brazil

This extremely gemmy etched/scepter crystal is said to originate from Araguaia, Brazil. It measures 3.3 x 0.5 cm. Houran Collection.
Copyright: © Houran and Wright      Photo ID: 216642     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 437   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 140 x 274 pixels (0.0 Mpix)

3YP-6XFSpessartine

Multiple photos available
Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro district, Arusha Region, Tanzania

A 2 cm complete and gemmy crystal with almost no black inclusions and only a few red mica inclusion. Equant and good all around. Houran Collection.
Copyright: © Houran and Keim      Photo ID: 215636     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 580   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 550 x 497 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

7FK-HHPQuartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)

Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia

A sharp and undamaged "smoky-amethystine" quartz scepter (35 mm high) with a 12 mm clear quartz crystal parallel to the scepter stem. Ex-Ralph D. Clark.
Copyright: © Houran Collection      Photo ID: 201944     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 997   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 700 x 959 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

GCD-GNCCorundum (Var: Ruby)

Multiple photos available
Mysore District, Karnataka, India

Dimensions: 3.6 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.1 cm

A doubly terminated, purple-red ruby (corundum) crystal perfectly poised on matrix. Originally acquired by Wendell Wilson in 1978. Measures 3.6 x 3.5 x 2.1 cm.
Copyright: © Houran Collection      Photo ID: 201646     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 2044   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 409 x 307 pixels (0.1 Mpix)

KH2-GM1Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)

Multiple photos available
Sapucaia mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 2.6 cm x 2 cm x 1.8 cm

Deeply-colored rose quartz crystals form a scepter over a gemmy to milky quartz crystal. 2.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm, ex-Jim Couch.
Copyright: © Houran Collection      Photo ID: 187487     Uploaded by: Jim Houran   View Count: 230   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 370 x 276 pixels (0.1 Mpix)
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